Monday, July 7, 2014

Private guide in Prague

Jewish Quarter

Named after the Emperor Josef II, whose reforms helped to ease living conditions for Jews, the Jewish Quarter contains the remains of Prague's former Jewish ghetto. As many Jews died during WWII or were forced to leave the country by the communist regime, the current Jewish community of Prague includes 2000 people. There are two figures synonymous with this part of the city, Franz Kafka  and the mystical Humunculus Golem created by Jehuda ben Bezalel, and also known as Rabi Löw

Jewish Museum consists of 6 synagogues: Pinkas, Spanish, Klausen, Old-New, Maisel, and High Synagogue. The Old Jewish cemetery, which has 12.000 tombstones, dates from the 15th century.

Visit Prague with private guide

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